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To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”
But the long-term effects of prolonged cellphone use require further study—and will spark fresh controversy
Thinking about a science degree? Consider a lab where research meets white-knuckled adventure
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Could robots take over the world? That's the premise of this summer's I, Robot. And AI researchers aren't scoffing.
With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
Take a look in a book.
Sports: Headfirst at 80 miles per hour on a steel platter. And you thought bobsled and luge were scary.
And if we combined the two, what extraordinary intelligence would they be capable of?
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
Geographic profiling pioneer Kim Rossmo has been likened to Sherlock Holmes; his Watson in the hunt for serial killers is a digital sidekick -- an algorithm he calls Rigel.
If historical patterns repeat themselves, the next ice age will occur within about 2,000 years.
The polygraph, though used in hiring, marital disputes, and possibly even anti-terror investigations, is flawed. Now scientists are looking deep within the brain to devise ways to detect deception at its source.
Some monkey business in a Duke University lab suggests we'll soon be able to move artificial limbs, control robotic soldiers, and communicate across thousands of miles--using nothing but our thoughts.
Your August obituary of astronomer Thomas Gold implied that his oil-abundance theory is off-base, but hasn't recent research proved otherwise?
What's the best way to make scientists?
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
Child development: Down's kids learn to just do it.
The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
See the top ten hurdles facing game designers today, and the cutting-edge tech that will soon make them relics of the past
Head in the clouds? Then it's time to make yourself a useful citizen scientist.